September 2022 Adult Programs

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Come, come, whoever you are!

Welcome to an exciting journey of questioning, challenging, and celebrating life’s mysteries and wonders. For generations, Adult Programs at UU Santa Monica has welcomed seekers, exiles, and interfaith families along with those who have grown up in our own Unitarian Universalist tradition. We are a congregation made up of people who believe in God or a higher power, people who do not, those who are content to live with the mystery, and those who are ever searching for answers to the big questions. Most of all, we are enriched by one another’s life journeys, diverse beliefs, shared progressive values and uniting UU Principles as we learn and explore together.

Our Purpose and Our Guide

At its core, the purpose of our educational ministry is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to deepen their spiritual lives, and to live with compassion, integrity, and joy as we nurture beloved community and work together for peace and justice in this world. Adult Programs offers classes, discussion groups, and special events on an array of topics relevant to the Six Sources and our congregation’s spiritual life. Some of these include in-depth study of theology and spirituality, discussion of science writing or Humanist ideas, opportunities to explore music, arts and crafts, or chances to connect socially for fellowship and fun. Many programs are made possible through the time and talent of our members and friends.

An Invitation

Do you have an idea for a program or event? We want to hear it. Contact the Adult RE Committee and we can work with you on presenting your ideas.

Community Building Events

SoulCollage®: An Intuitive Artmaking Process – September 10, 2022

Introduction to SoulCollage®: An Intuitive Artmaking Process

Nature Journaling – Crows – September 25, 2022

Nature Journaling with Dorothy Steinicke – Zoom/Online “Crows”


Exploration of Ideas

Science Non-Fiction Book Group – September 20, 2022

Science Nonfiction Book Group – Zoom/Online “Firestorm”

Men’s Group

UU Men’s Group – Zoom/Online

What role did music play in your life (either listening to, playing an instrument, or singing) as you were growing up? What about now? Let's discuss.

UU Men’s Group “Worst Boss”

Cottage

Who was the worst boss, mentor, or teacher you ever had? Did you learn something useful from the experience? Let's discuss.


Meditation

All Meditation Groups

These are ongoing drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you. We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what’s on our hearts.

This is also a drop-in group. This 21-day course will be undertaken every weekday morning for a brief 30-minute session. We’re following along with Insight Timer’s Dr. Debra Ford as she leads a course on the “Tao called Daily Pulse: A Morning Ritual For Peace, Calm & Happiness.” You need not come to all the sessions, as you will benefit from even one day of participation.


For all events: Contact Adult Religious Exploration